The Dorcas Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise including clothing for the whole family, shoes, coats, small appliances, vintage items, books, in-store floral arrangements, jewelry, audio books, toys/games, lamps, dishes, and more, all at affordable prices. The Dorcas Thrift Shop is staffed by a team of over 400 hard-working volunteers.
In 1972, a need came to the attention of the leaders of Dorcas Ministries; lower-income people needed a place where they could shop with dignity for clothing and household items. The Dorcas Shop was organized as the solution for this concern.
The Dorcas Shop is named for Dorcas, described in Acts 9:36, who helped the poor in her community.In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.
– Acts 9:36
Hours & Location
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
Maps & Directions
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard credit and debit cards. NO checks.
Donate to Dorcas Shop
We accept the following gently used items for sale in the store or to support our services in the community:
- Seasonal Items
- Household items
- Furniture (Please see our list of items we can’t accept below.)
- Various other items
Drop Off Times & Location
Bring your contribution to the drop-off area at the back of the Dorcas Shop building.
187 High House Road
Cary, NC 27511
Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 2 PM
All donations are eligible for a tax receipt during business hours.
We ask that you do not leave your donations outside after hours for security purposes. Also, you will not be eligible for a tax receipt.
Items We Don’t Accept
At this time, we are unable to take the items that are listed below for various reasons. We hope you will continue to donate your other previously loved goods to Dorcas Ministries.
- Box Springs/Mattresses
- Old Computers/CRT (Wide) Monitors
- Cassette Tapes
- Car Seats/Booster Seats
- Children’s Strollers
- Children’s Swings
- Children’s Battery Powered Riding Toys
- Children’s Mesh Play Pens
- Baby Cribs
- Ceiling Fans
- Ceiling/Wall Mounted Light Fixtures
- Egg Crate Mattress Pads
- Gas Powered Equipment
- Gas Grills
- Encyclopedias/Text Books
- Exercise Equipment
- Fax Machines, Printers, Scanners, and other Computer Peripherals
- Kerosene/Gas Heaters
- Large Desks/Oversized furniture
- Large Appliances (Washers, Dryers, Freezers, Stoves, etc.)
- Non-Assembled Furniture, Shelving, etc.
- Non-Working Electronics/Small Appliances
- Phone Books
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Sleeper Sofas
- TV’s Manufactured Before 2006
- Console TV’s
- Water Beds
- Hazardous Materials (Paint, Oil, Chemicals)
We have the discretion to not take any any donation we deem unmarketable or unusable. If you have a question about an item you’d like to donate, email Dorcas staff.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be limited availability for furniture pick ups in August. Thank you for your patience as we work to accommodate everyone as best as we can.
Dorcas Ministries does home pick-ups of furniture on Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 2 PM. Currently, we are only able to do pick-ups within a 20 mile radius of Dorcas Ministries (187 High House Road).
We can only pick-up items that are located on the first floor or apartments with elevator access. Please check our “Items We Don’t Accept” list above. We do not accept these items and cannot pick them up.
To request a pick up, please fill out the Furniture Pick-Up Request form. One of our staff members will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please give us 3 business days for processing.
Once you have completed the form, please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are able. Please include your name when you send the pictures.
Dorcas Ministries reserves the right to deny items that are stained, torn or damaged beyond sellable conditions.